Day 1: Trek to Val Veny

You will be picked up from Geneva airport at 11:30 am, or Chamonix Sud bus station at 12:30 pm, and then driven to the Italian side of Mont Blanc. It is here that you will begin your trek! Spend the afternoon hiking up towards the mountain refuge, enjoying incredible views of Mont Blanc.

Day 2: Val Veny to Col des Fours

An easy, but short ascent brings you up to the spectacular Col de la Seigne mountain pass in France. Stop along the way for coffee and soup, before heading up the rocky terrain to Col des Fours. You will even have an opportunity to try some local cheeses. The final part of the day takes you up to the Col des Fours pass, where you will rest for the night in your mountain hut.

Day 3: Col de Fours to Les Contamines

A slightly easier day today as you move along the mountain tops, over rocky paths and through open meadows. You will reach Les Contamines, which is a small village in the French Alps, and the location of your accommodation. The homemade sausages and local cheeses are amazing here!

Day 4: Les Contamines to Chamonix

The last day of your trek, brings you back to Chamonix. The steep hike up the Col de Tricot is challenging, but short. The views of Mont Blanc from the top are incredible! In the afternoon, you will make your way down the mountain, crossing a suspension bridge, and taking the cable car down to Chamonix. From here you will be transferred back to Chamonix for 5 pm or Geneva airport for 6:15 pm.
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11 Jun 11am
Sun 14 Jun 6pm
$623
($72 deposit)
Based on 559 EUR
7 spaces
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2 Jul 11am
Sun 5 Jul 6pm
$623
($72 deposit)
Based on 559 EUR
7 spaces
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16 Jul 11am
Sun 19 Jul 6pm
$623
($72 deposit)
Based on 559 EUR
7 spaces
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6 Aug 11am
Sun 9 Aug 6pm
$623
($72 deposit)
Based on 559 EUR
10 spaces
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3 Sep 11am
Sun 6 Sep 6pm
$623
($72 deposit)
Based on 559 EUR
10 spaces

juliemccall

Reviewed on 25 Sep 19

5

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 day trip. I have to say it was one of our best trips ever ... we just loved it. What’s there not love about being in the great outdoors, surrounded by magnificent scenery, eating delicious food and having great chats with liked-minded people. We just had so much fun and who doesn’t need more fun and laughter in their lives.

Raphael was an excellent guide and host and ensured the whole group enjoyed their trip, everything was so well organised and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much .we will definitely be booking again very soon 

loubyloul71

Reviewed on 15 Aug 19

5

I did the 4-day TMB organised (8th - 11th August 2019) and it was fabulous! I met an awesome bunch of people. Thank you  for my amazing adventure! The accommodation was great, the guide was great and the food was lovely. I will definitely do this again.

darkinformer

Reviewed on 11 Aug 19

5

The last four days seeing the best of the Tour de Mont Blanc have been such an experience. Ben managed to mould a novice bunch into passable mountain trekkers in four days with patience and enthusiasm (and a heap of knowledge about the local plants and animals). The accommodation was great throughout, but I have a special soft spot for the place in Trient (Refuge La Peuty). I'd go back and stay there in a heartbeat. Stunning location, friendly staff and the food was to die for. All the hike locations we went to required you to dig deep and put in hour/multiple metres of ascent, but the effort is more than paid back in the views you experience at the top. I'd love to try another experience with them.

1. What is included?

Included:

  • Qualified mountain guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Food
  • Any planned transport 

The course excludes:

  • International flights
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any visa fees
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance

2. Do I need immunisations?

We can't advise you on this, but we recommend you check at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx  .

3. Am I fit enough?

This is a long-distance trek for beginners. You could be trekking for up to 8-9 hours with a rucksack, so you need a good level of physical fitness. We recommend training with any sport that you enjoy (e.g. running, swimming, tennis) at least 2x per week, for three months before your trek. Training hikes will also help, ideally for a full day with a 5kg rucksack.

4. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trek is 18.

5. Can I book on my own?

Absolutely! We also put you in touch with the other trekkers in the group before you go, with a Facebook group, if you want.

6. What equipment do I need?

Clothing suitable for hiking in temperatures from +30C to +5C. The full kit list will be sent to you when you apply for the trip.

7. Do you cater for all dietary requirements?

Yes, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies. Just let us know before you go.

8. Can you pick me up in Chamonix?

Yes, the guide can either pick you up at Chamonix Sud bus station or at the airport in Geneva.

9. Do I need to carry all my stuff up the mountain?

Yes - your full bag should be no more than 8kg (we recommend aiming for 5kg).

10. Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Once you book, you will have access to discount codes with Dogtag insurance.

11. Do you trek the full Tour Du Mont Blanc?

This is part of the full Tour Du Mont Blanc, which otherwise takes 2-3 weeks in total. We believe these are 4 of the best days on the full route!

12. What kind of accommodation do we stay in?

You stay in mountain huts, in remote locations, on each of the nights. The huts are dormitory-style with shared bathrooms. Electricity, warm showers, snacks are available. Most accommodations do not have wifi.

13. What is the terrain like?

The trek involves a fair bit of ascent and descent on a mix of trails. This includes – rocky terrain, forest trails and sometimes gravel tracks.

14. Is luggage storage available?

Yes, you can leave anything you don't need at the start of the trek, and pick it up again at the end.